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Posted 12/5/2012 by Noah&GavinsMommy in Digital Scrapbooking


PeaNut 75,361
March 2003
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Posted: 12/5/2012 7:40:48 PM
I haven't digital scrapped in FOREVER, trying again after a long hiatus. I hope i can get my point across here to ask this correctly. Opened a new template, pasted in a picture on a layer.....trying to FIT that picture to that layer. I cannot get the right command?? I thought it was CNTRL G?? Not working, I have tried just about every letter command/cntl/shift combo I can think of. It's making me nuts. TIA!!!!


PeaNut 307,816
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Posted: 12/5/2012 9:17:44 PM
Mac or PC? Make sure your photo is on the layer DIRECTLY OVER your template/ frame layer. Then it's Option Command G on a Mac, and I believe it's Alt Control G on a PC.
I know how frustrating it is to forget something so simple, that you used to know so well...

(However, if you are using Photoshop Elements, I believe the shortcut is different). When in doubt, simply go to: Layer> Create Clipping Mask.

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January 2006
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Posted: 12/6/2012 5:06:28 PM
Yeah, Stef is right that in PSE it's ctl g, but it sounds like you tried that? Is the photo above the mask layer in your layers palette? Are you using a layered template?

Janelle Miller

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Posted: 12/6/2012 5:42:34 PM
Looks like sStef and Liz have the question covered, so I just wanted to say ... so glad you are back!

-- Janelle

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Posted: 12/7/2012 11:09:36 AM
Control G should work, or the path Stef suggested for you (Layer>Create clipping mask). Since I don't know which version of PSE you are working in, should you be working in an older version of PSE, the path will be Layer>Group With Previous.

Also, I was wondering about this:

Are you using a layered template?
I'm sorry to ask such a basic question, but is it a template or a quick page? If it's a quick page, then you can't clip anything into have to move the picture behind the entire quick page. I know it gets confusing sometimes!

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